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218 E. Walnut St., Watseka, IL, 60970, US +1(815) 993-6585

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About Watseka Theatre

We are proud to introduce to you the new look of our fabulous 1931 Art Deco Watseka Theatre venue. We look forward to bringing to the community the opportunity of experiencing a variety of entertainment arts; from concerts, live music & professional dance troupes to dinner theatre. Main floor and balcony seating for 375.

Watseka Theatre, a concert venue in Watseka
 

Upcoming Nearby Concerts

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  • Relient K, Switchfoot

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Recent Live Music Reviews

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    roc reviewed: Rick Springfield @ Watseka Theatre

    Rick Springfield @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL...Friday October 7, 2016..This is a Rick Springfield 'Stripped Down' show: An intimate solo performance with music and storytelling. No seat is further than 50 ft from the stage. Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & bar. Showtime 7pm. Fan Club Pre-sale 8/29. Tix to General Public on sale 8/30. watsekatheatre.com or (815) 993-6585 . Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the '80s, he's a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including "Jessie's Girl," "Don't Talk to Strangers," "An Affair of the Heart," "I've Done Everything for You," "Love Somebody," and "Human Touch." Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago.

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    roc reviewed: Ronnie Milsap @ Watseka Theatre

    Ronnie Milsap returning back by popular demand on Sept 17, 2016 to Watseka Theatre Watseka IL. Six time Grammy Award Winner. Forty #1 Hit Songs! One of the most successful and versatile country "crossover" singers of his time, appealing to both country and pop music with hit songs that incorporated pop, RandB, and rock and roll elements. Million selling hits include "Pure Love", "It Was Almost Like a Song", "Smoky Mountain Rain", "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me", "I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World", "Any Day Now", and "Stranger in My House". Ronnie was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014. The man is a living legend. All Ages. No seat is further than 50 ft from the stage. Doors Open 5:30pm for restaurant and bar. Showtime 7pm. Advance tickets on sale at the theatre, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or watsekatheatre.com

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    roc reviewed: Get The Led Out @ Watseka Theatre

    Get The Led Out - The American Led Zeppelin headlines Watseka Theatre. The worlds greatest Led Zeppelin tribute show. Advance GA tickets are on sale now $30.00 at the theatre, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or on line www.watsekatheatre.com . All Ages Concert. Come early. Doors open at 6PM for restaurant and bar. Show 8pm. No opening act. Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970 (815) 993-6585

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    roc reviewed: Quiet Riot @ Watseka Theatre

    QUIET RIOT @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL http://www.watsekatheatre.com Saturday, June 4, 2016 QUIET RIOT continues their historic journey with Metal Health founding member Frankie Banali who is joined by QUIET RIOT veteran bassist Chuck Wright and QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi from their most stable lineup, along with vocalist Jizzy Pearl (Love/ Hate, L.A. Guns, Ratt, Adler's Appetite). QUIET RIOT IN POP CULTURE: "c*m On Feel The Noize" was the first heavy metal song to reach Billboard magazine's top FIVE. Album "Metal Health" was the first heavy metal album to reach Billboard magazine's number ONE. "Metal Health" was also the first DEBUT heavy metal album to reach Billboard magazine's number ONE. Video "Metal Health" was the first video to bring an album cover to life. In 2008 movie, The Wrestler, the song "Metal Health" was used in the movie's opening sequence and also as Randy "The Ram" Robinson's entrance theme. In 2008, the song "c*m On Feel the Noize" was played in the opening scenes of the movie "Tropic Thunder" during the movie preview parody scenes. In 2007, Quiet Riot were featured in radio promos for ESPN Radio, parodying their status as dated rock and roll icons with commentary from both DuBrow and Banali. Quiet Riot are mentioned in Ben Folds's song "Rockin' the Suburbs" in 2001, in the lines "I'm rockin' the suburbs, just like Quiet Riot did. I'm rockin' the suburbs, except that they were talented". In the 2005 episode of The Simpsons entitled +The father, The Son and the Holy Guest Star", the band is depicted as converted to a religious band called Pious Riot and plays a parody of the song "c*m On Feel the Noize" as "Come on Feel the Lord". When Bart calls them "a crappy rock band from the 1940s,"Kevin DuBrow responds, "We've played more state fairs than The Beatles." Quiet Riot's track "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" is used as the title theme to the video game Showdown: Legends of Wrestling. The same song also appears in the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, while their version for Slade's "c*m On Feel the Noize" is featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, both playing on Rock radio station V-Rock. "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" was also used in the Crank soundtrack, as the song played during the film's opening sequence. It was also used in a scene for the film Footloose. The song "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" is a playable song in the game Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80's. Tix $60 at watsekatheatre.com or 815 993 6585. Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970

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    roc reviewed: Kris Allen @ Watseka Theatre

    Back by Popular demand...Kris Allen/The Weekend Riot ...April 16, 2016 @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL http://www.watsekatheatre.com Saturday, April 16, 2016 American Idol Winner KRIS ALLEN with a brand new album and "Letting You In' Tour" Special Guests The Weekend Riot. On his third full-length album Horizons, singer/songwriter Kris Allen sharpens his songcraft and brings a more boldly openhearted spirit to his soulful brand of poprock than ever before. With his past work including a 2009 self-titled debut featuring the platinum-selling single “Live Like We’re Dying,” Allen’s first independently released album finds him reaching a new level of sophistication in his melody-minded songwriting while fully tapping into his natural grace as a singer and guitarist. For Allen, Horizons began with the spontaneous writing of “Beautiful & Wild,” one of the album’s most gently powerful tracks. “That song came to me as I was falling asleep, and I got up and started writing and realized it was different from anything I’d ever done,” says the 29-year-old Arkansas native of “Beautiful & Wild,” a song partly inspired by the birth of his first child in the summer of 2013. “It wasn’t trying to be a big pop song or to please anybody else—it just felt very organic and personal and straight from the heart, and that ended up shaping the rest of the record for me.” Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre with a full bar and great restaurant. Located 92 miles south of Chicago. There is no seat further than 50 ft from the stage. Doors Open 5:30pm. Showtime 7pm. All Ages. Tickets $30. on sale now at watsekatheatre.com, or by phone 815 993 6585. Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street,Watseka, IL 60970

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